Neymar Suspended 3 Games for Punching Fan in Stands

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Aug 20, 2016; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Brazil forward Neymar (10) celebrates after scoring a goal against Germany in the men's gold medal match during the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games at Maracana. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Neymar’s Paris Saint-Germain club had just lost to Stade Rennes in a 6-5 penalty shootout, and following the loss the 27-year old superstar and his team had to go through the crowd to get their second place medals.

That’s where things got a little of hand for Neymar and a fan in the stands.

As Neymay traveled through the crowd he claims a fan lurched at him and began shouting various insults which prompted Neymar to punch him in the face. Neymar later stated that; “I was wrong but I don’t have cockroach blood.”

The fan who was struck claims he suffered a bloody nose and a split lip from the punch and Neymar was hit with a 3-game suspension from the French Football Federation, a suspension the team has described as “severe.”

PSG and Neymar will appeal the suspension.